Art Forum: Massive Overshare – Ida Lawrence
Wed 15 March
1 – 2pm
Ida Lawrence is a visual artist who mixes storytelling and painting, mostly. She likes patterns; jokes; complimentary colours; tales of failure,
generosity, surprise and mis/communication; and playing with painting’s ‘visual language’ — how images and the ways they are painted are forms of storytelling, open to multiple interpretations. Her latest ‘solo* exhibition’ Basa-Basi / Chit-Chat was shown in Singapore at this year’s Art SG with ISA Art Gallery. Presently she is exhibiting at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney; Urban Nation: Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, Berlin; and Cemeti Institute for Art and Society, Yogyakarta with Woven Kolektif.
Lawrence graduated in 2009 with a painting major from the National Art School (former gaol), completed Honours at Sydney College of the Arts (former mental asylum), studied traditional Indonesian dance with the Darmasiswa Scholarship at Institute Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta (former rice paddy), and continues to learn (informally). Since 2019 she has been based in Berlin and currently is a BPA// Berlin Program for Artist mentee. Awards include the Marten Bequest Scholarship for Painting from the Australia Council (2022-2024) and 2nd Place in the Black and White Arts and Crafts category of the 2008 Barmedman Show (prize money: $2).
Image: Ida Lawrence, I Fill My Days In Other Ways (work in progress), 2020, mural at Urban Spree, Berlin, 8 x 15 m. Photo: Lukas K Stiller
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